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Stuck on plug-ins

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Need to insert some nuts into a print. This is the first time for using plug-ins!

Thought it would be simple like pause at height, but there is no pause at layer number only height in mm, Is that right?

How would you do it?

Secondly Tweak at z isn't really suitable for this, now after playing around, I have several plug-ins duplicated and can' find a way to remove them, any help?

Thanks,

 

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The other alternative is to use brass inserts for plastic. They can be pushed in cold or hot; and indeed screwed in although not sure how "brittle" PLA would cope with that. Quite a few suppliers in the UK

 

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It is indeed in height (mm.) rather than layer, which I found extremely annoying as welll However, there are ways to do it:

- First, set up your slicer settings (layer height, speed, temp, etc.)

- Check in your layer view, at which layer you would like to pause and note down the number

- Multiply the layer number with your layer height setting, to get the pause height in mm. (eg. layer 100 x 0.2 layer height = 20 mm.)... Punch this value into the "pause at height" plugin

- Set a parking spot for the plugin as well (a coordinate for the head to move to during the pause), this will prevent the head from oozing on your print and being in the way of your work)

- The parking move shows in the layer view (its just a long line from your print object to the parking coordinate), so look for it in your layer view, and check that its at the right height.

Remember, you can string several plugings together, incl. the same one multiple times (to eg. oause 3 times during a print)

Hope that helps you :)

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Thanks very much for the comments!

Tommy, I think I will go with your suggestion!

I tried last night, a couple of tests, where the nozzle had reached pause-at-height position and parked.

Oozing but no problem but when resuming printing, the extrusion went ballistic, then wouldn't extrude at all!

Temp was 197c (small test part). Rebooted the UM2 a few times, unblocked the nozzle (it wasn't really blocked but went through the motions) Even extracted the filament, cut and started fresh, still no good, no extrusion. Will have another look later today!

 

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